Slip and Fall
With more than three decades of experience, New York’s trip & fall attorney David A. Kapelman has helped victims of premise accidents obtain the full compensation they deserve when they suffer injuries from slipping, tripping, or falling on unsafe property.
A slip and fall is the most common type of premise accident that causes injury, leading to thousands of claims made each year. Many victims suffer serious, life-altering injuries that can even result in wrongful death. Unlit stairwells, wet floors, slippery surfaces, uneven sidewalks, and construction site defects can often have catastrophic results. If you have a slip and fall case, it is important that you contact a slip and fall lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law.
Slip and fall accidents occur when someone slips and falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Laws governing businesses, places of employment, and residential property owners exist to protect the rights of individuals who are injured on these properties as a result of a slip and fall accident. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain a safe, clean environment, including floors, steps, staircases, and entryways, and to properly clear snow and ice.
A slip and fall can cause serious, painful injuries, including neck and back injuries with permanent damage to the spinal cord; hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, and wrist fractures; traumatic brain injuries; and other serious injuries. If you have been injured as a result of an unsafe condition on the property of another, you have the right under the law to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You only have to show that the owner was negligent and was aware, or should have been aware, of the dangerous condition.
The slip and fall injury attorneys at the Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C., prepare each case with meticulous detail. We have handled hundreds of slip and fall accidents with successful recoveries for victims.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
If you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall on someone else’s property, it’s important to document the circumstances surrounding your injury. First, take photos of the scene of your accident if you’re able. Ask for the names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed you fall. And finally, file an accident report with the store if you’re in a commercial setting. Ask to speak to the manager so that they can document your version of events, and then take a copy of their report with you to give to an experienced slip & fall lawyer.
After your slip and fall, the owner’s insurance company might try to reach out to you to get you to settle for less than what your claim is worth before you’ve had time to hire an attorney. Don’t make any decisions regarding your claim without consulting our legal experts at the Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C. We can help you get a better idea of what fair compensation for your case would be so that you can make a more informed decision. We will handle all communication with the insurance companies on your behalf moving forward.
We Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet After a Slip and Fall
New York slip and fall accident attorney David A. Kapelman has established a reputation for aggressively pursuing personal injury claims over the past 36 years. At the Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C., we take the injury you’ve suffered and the impact it’s had on your life very seriously, and we’ll work to secure you the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We are experienced litigators with expert knowledge of personal injury law who aren’t intimidated by big insurance companies. That’s why we can handle even the most difficult of premise liability cases.
At the Law Offices of David A. Kapelman, P.C., we’re proud to have represented New Yorkers like you in hundreds of slip and fall claims. We take our work to secure fair compensation and justice for accident victims very seriously, and that’s why New Yorkers and their families have turned to us over the last three and a half decades whenever they need an expert New York slip & fall lawyer.
In our efforts to provide you unmatched personal attention from beginning to end, we can come visit you in your home or in the hospital if you can’t come to our main office in mid-town Manhattan or our satellite offices in the Bronx and Brooklyn. We will handle your slip and fall case with the respect and compassion you deserve.
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